Thursday, June 26, 2014

Review for Cracks in the Armor by Helena Hunting

Love this series! I like Chris and Sarah; not quite as much as Hayden and Tenley, but they are still good characters, and this was a nice addition to their story.  It was very short, and definitely leaving me waiting in anticipation for the next book! I don't like the scenes at The Dollhouse, but I doubt a reader is suppose to enjoy the skeezyness of that place.  I hope Sarah finds a way to get past that place.  I hope Chris and Sarah make their relationship work! A must read for fans of this series!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Review for Season of the Witch by Natasha Mostert (3 out of 5 stars)

I liked it okay, but it wasn't really my cup of tea.  I do think there will be readers who will enjoy it a lot more than I did because it does have a lot of interesting things about it.  The idea of the book was very interesting, and I liked the writing; although it was a bit too descriptive at times.  I really liked the remote viewing aspect; I think it added to the mystery of the book.  The main problem I had with this book was I didn't really like any of the characters, and I didn't like how some of the events unfolded.  I liked Frankie okay, but I felt like everyone was kind of weak; I like strength in a character.  Even the romance aspect didn't do it for me.  This book was interesting, and kept me reading, so that's a plus.  All in all I enjoyed it.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Review for Too Much by Lea Griffith (5 out 5 stars)

It was excellent! I loved it! I'm not that into BDSM much, but I did enjoy the sex scenes in "Too Much".  Daly and Jeremiah had tons of chemistry, and the depth of their feelings really shines through.  I loved both of them, and I was rooting for them from the beginning.  Jeremiah was very alpha; which I enjoyed, and Daly was still a strong character even though she allowed him to be dominant.  What really did it for me was their soul deep love for each other.  The bit of mystery was a great addition to the story, and I'm I really looking forward to further books in the series! Definitely want to hear Toby's story, and I want more of Jeremiah and Daly!!!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Review for Only with You by Lauren Layne 5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely loved it!  It was a fun, sassy romance, and I loved Sophie.  I loved the dynamic between Sophie and Gray; I felt that they had excellent chemistry, and it really came across to me as I was reading.  I was rooting for them from the beginning, and Sophie definitely is a perfect fit for Gray, and vice versa.  I enjoyed glimpses at Brynn's situation, and I am really looking forward to her book next, and I'm hoping that she lightens up a bit; I can't wait!  "Only with You" was so terrific!  There was such heart, and depth, and I'm so glad I found this series; it seems to be heading in a great direction. Loved it!

Review for Bared by Stacey Kennedy 3 out of 5 stars

After reading several BDSM books, I've come to realize that I do adore an alpha male, but I don't really care about BDSM, so with my brain heading away from the enjoyment of BDSM; although I do enjoy reading about some light, private BDSM, I found myself still enjoying this book.  I enjoyed both Aiden and Cora, and it definitely helps for a  reader to like the characters, and I thought they had excellent chemistry with each other.  I liked the scenes outside of the club more than the ones that take place in the club, but anyone who enjoys BDSM will find enjoyment in this novel; the BDSM was actually more towards the tamer side.  I did feel like the ending felt a bit rushed, and I didn't really like the backstory.  All in all, I enjoyed "Bared", and I think this series is a pretty good one.

Review for Live by Mary Ann River 4 out of 5 stars

I was surprised that "Live" was so sexual; when I first started it I thought it would be tame, but boy was I wrong.  There were many sex scenes, and I thought they all were well written, and I liked how the scenes really focused on the small things.  I really liked Destiny and Hefin, and I thought they had excellent chemistry.  I'm glad it was acknowledges that her siblings suck because they were getting on my nerves, but I see this is book 1 in the series, so I have hopes for them to get over themselves in their own books.  I thought Destiny and Hefin together was really sweet, and I was rooting for them to figure out their issues.  I do wish the ending had a bit more to it, but I still enjoyed this story, and I look forward to reading more books in this series.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Review for The Long Road Home by Jenna Pizzi 3 out of 5 stars

It was decent.  I just really disliked how gullible Christina was, and how she just made decisions without taking any time to think about them.  No time passes before she's jumping into something she's not even sure about; it made me doubt her feelings a lot.  It was ridiculous.  I like the idea of this story, so that helped a lot, but I did find myself wanting to rush through sections to get to the meat of the story.  I thought the romance was sweet, and I'm glad there were some people who have some brains in this story.  Like I said, it was decent, and I liked it enough.  There's a lot of moments that pissed me off, but in the end I liked it.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Review for Elfin by Quinn Loftis

Absolutely loved it! When I started reading, I thought that Elfin may just be some fluff, but it was so much more than that.  Elfin goes much deeper than I thought it would.  I felt the characters had such depth, and they had many facets to them; they weren't flat.  Their personalities really shined.  I was really happy that there isn't a love triangle; there's a bit of insta-love, but insta-love doesn't bother me, so I like the whole soul mate aspect.  I loved that Cassie used her intelligence; for the most part, and she was willing to get all the facts before jumping to conclusions.  Trik was excellent, and he was such a strong character and so easy to feel for.  I thought Trik and Cassie had really great chemistry, and I wanted everything to work out for them, and reading about them and all the turmoil they have to face was really gripping.  Both of them have so much heart.  I'm glad there wasn't too much of the book that takes place in the high school setting; that's just not my cup of tea.  I enjoy the elf aspect; I've always enjoyed books that include the fae and all types of magical creatures, and this book actually didn't have much of the magical aspect, and I would have liked a bit more of that, but I still found the story very enjoyable.  I really look forward to the next book in the series, and I will look into any future books from Loftis. 

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Review for The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

I really liked this story! One of the main reason I really liked "The Kiss of Deception" was Lia; she is an excellent character.  She's strong, intelligent, she's got spunk and she grows through out the book.  I hope in the next books of this series Pearson goes into Lia's special abilities more.  I think that will be a really interesting read.  I'm not big on love triangles and there is a bit of one in this book, and I suspect that it will advance further in the next books in the series, and I am definitely rooting for one over the other so far; the one who wasn't sent to kill her, but with a trilogy I know anything can happen.  I didn't like the bit of Stockholm syndrome going on.  I'm hoping it won't be too much back and forth with Lia's feelings.  I like the traveling to different areas and meeting the different types of people.  This book does go a bit slow at the beginning, but that didn't bother me because it helped build up the story.  I will say that I didn't like Lia's solution for Pauline's "problem"; you just know its going to be an issue later.  I loved the multiple points of view; it really helped add depth to the story.  I will definitely read the next books in the series!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Review for Divided by Elsie Chapman

I'm really liking this series! I love the concept, and the world Chapman created.  Having a conflicted assassin adds depth and vulnerability to the story, and I enjoyed West's path to finding what works for her.  I don't have any issues with the amount of violence in this series, but here's a little warning to those who don't like YA novels with violence; there is indeed some tense situations in this series where the characters need to make difficult decisions.  I definitely look forward to the next book in the series, and I like the direction the story is going! This series is an excellent dystopian series!  If you love dystopian, this series makes for an interesting read.